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Should be good, yes? Who's going?
More for the sake of it though really. How good are they?
Anybody get any idea of set times?
it will be rubbish because its at the scala
and they pack way way to many people in there, hopefully shouldnt be a problem tomorrow as i dont think its sold out
They have the newer speakers now (couple of years old). I think one of the problems is that there's a sound engineering course there so sometimes they get the students to do sound for gigs as they are pretty cheap at that place.
But yeh, I hate the place too but for different reasons.
Had two name changes I think, Neon being one of them. Recently there was one which seemed to have a very similar feel to it with Mystery Jets dj's and other crap like that but don't work there anymore so not sure if same promoters. But yeh, too many kids and I personally thought the line-ups sucked balls.
to do with the venue, its the promoters. it can be really comfortable if its the right amount but when its at absolute capacity its at least 100-200 people away from being so.
will be along these lines ...
Doors - 7.30pm
Team Brick - 8.20pm
No Kids - 9.10pm
Mt Eerie FULL BAND - 10pm
Tickets on the door too, will be terrific and sound massive!
I was hoping they'd be on a bit earlier. Really not up for a late one tonight. Fingers crossed it runs to time!
Anyone know much about the supports?
It really will be a late one...
Don't Scala run on standard curfew times? I may be wrong.
Management are possibly cuntish enough to turn lights on and music off when still playing as well probably. However, for a promoter that uses the venue fairly regularly they may not be able to stick to the curfew times if band needs more time, because it's a self-imposed curfew rather than something the venue has to do. I've been there for gigs going 45-60 minutes late.
if they want promoters can extend the hire later for a 2pm or later live music curfew.
the number of our shows that have actually run later than our timings in nearly 300 events. We let artists play full sets (+ encores) and our shows are scheduled slightly later than most other promoters so that all the bands playing can benefit from a decent audience, I don't think that's so bad right? The curfew tonight is 11pm bear that in mind if you are travelling far.
I don't see why the gig needs to run to 11pm on a Tuesday night (fine on a Friday/Saturday), by the time you've tubed home etc it's after midnight before you get to sleep. I think 10pm/10:30pm would be more appropriate (and to some extent people would be more inclined to come at all if they feel sure it'll finish at a reasonable time).
Could be a lot worse though - where I used to live there was a horrible spiral to the top whereby promoters tried to get people along for longer by gradually making the start times later, and the audience responded by just turning up later and so it went on. I remember watching Explosions In The Sky where the opening local band came on at 11pm and Explosions started at 12pm and played until 1:30am, on a Monday night. Excellent show, but bloody hell it was hard to stand up that late (and felt so tired at work the next day).
The last tube leaves Kings Cross St Pancrass at 0:42 and the Scala is next door to the station.
since forever though. if gigs ended earlier they would have to start earlier and people who need to get home from work first to shower/eat before the show or just get from work to the gig would have less time to do it.
to the extent that that's true - I've personally never heard anyone complain that a gig was on too early, but I've not conducted anything more scientific. I think more people would appreciate it being half an hour or so earlier than anyone being put out by that (and I'm not even one of these poor saps leaving halfway through the headline act to catch a train). Besnard Lakes at Cargo last week finished at 10:30, don't think anyone found themselves at a great loss about what to do with that extra half hour (go home, have another drink, etc).
Speaking of which, time to go to Scala...
uttr has the highest ratio of having to leave after a couple of songs of all gigs i go to. i dont think it can lead to that many people tuurning up for all the bands as people who turn up just for the headliners would probably do so regardless of when they come on. 11 pm gig curfew should be law
Seeing a gig is a UTR one, I usually avoid buying a ticket as they always seem to start late. I have to invariably leave by 11.00 to catch the last train home at 11.30, and that's upset a few UTR gigs i've been to. Was really pissed off that No Age came on at like 10.40pm. 20 minutes of a headline band before I had to split was taking the piss a bit.
grouper too, i dont want to be overly critical as they are easily the best promoters going by a long long way but just half an hour or so earlier would make such a difference
that I somehow managed to make all 10 of those? Any statisticians in the house?
the music was pretty good too
how was it? planning to go to see them in Brighton tonight
set was pretty much all from wind's poem, double-drummer action.
really enjoyed no kids too, they were smoooooth.
he also seemed a lot more 'into' it than when ive seen him in the past
Mount Eerie were so epic. When the metal stuff kicks in it's breathtaking (I think it was 'The Hidden Stone'(?) that was the best example of this [the one that plods along delicately and then Phil plays that riff and then it kicks in]).
The encore was pretty cool, too. Kind of disturbing.
The crowd was great, nobody annoyed me and it was almost deathly quiet between songs. I like that.
No Kids were also very good. New stuff sounded ace.
Team Brick was impressive.
To the girl that asked me the way to the Scala: sorry if I seemed unfriendly.